### Abstract

A unital, that is, a block-design 2−(q^{3}+1,q+1,1), is embedded in a projective plane Π of order q^{2} if its points and blocks are points and lines of Π. A unital embedded in PG(2,q^{2}) is Hermitian if its points and blocks are the absolute points and non-absolute lines of a unitary polarity of PG(2,q^{2}). A classical polar unital is a unital isomorphic, as a block-design, to a Hermitian unital. We prove that there exists only one embedding of the classical polar unital in PG(2,q^{2}), namely the Hermitian unital.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 67-75 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Journal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A |

Volume | 153 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Jan 1 2018 |

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### Keywords

- Embedding
- Finite Desarguesian plane
- Hermitian curve
- Unital

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics

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*Journal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A*,

*153*, 67-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcta.2017.08.002

**Embedding of classical polar unitals in PG(2,q ^{2}).** / Korchmáros, Gábor; Siciliano, Alessandro; Szőnyi, T.

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